My spirit was broken. I was a prisoner of my own Mind. I was Condemned by my own shame, guilt, fear, anger, and resentment.
I was doing the things that I really didn’t want to do, harming many people along the way, but most of all harming myself.
It was because of my inability to accept personal responsibility, at the time, that I deepened my own problems, turning my back on my true self; looking for a person, place, or thing to make me feel all right. I was living to use and using to survive, and very simply, that was my addiction.
Today, as a result of my relationship with recovery the lie of once an addict, always an addict is no longer true for me. I get to be fully whole and wholly free because I gave myself permission to be.
// I Love My Life